So.. Retzig visits Amanda in hospital…
Commercial time! LOL! what did Retzig do to Amanda in the commercial break?! I’ve always been a bit confused by this.. I’ll keep going and maybe I’ll find the answer..
Lee in his vette pulls into the hospital.. LOL is it just me or is moving pretty fast there?! Maybe.. he’s in a hurry to get back to Amanda
We cut to a close up of an audio tape on Amanda’s bed.. and Francine chiding the nurse: You were suppose to be watching her!
[Actually Francine, I think you were ‘suppose’ to be there earlier ]
Nurse: I didn’t have any choice.
[whooo the nurse gets a line of dialogue!!]
At this, Lee enters the hospital room..
Lee: Hey, what’s going on, where’s Amanda? [ Interesting-glad Lee doesn’t assume Amanda’s dead.. err Lee there’s another audio tape on the bed!!! You know.. like in your car??!!]
Francine is upset?.. well that’s kinda cool.. upset that Amanda is missing.. Hmm interesting!
Francine responds to Lee: That’s what I would like to know! She was gone the minute I got here. [that sounds weird to me.. she was gone before Francine got there-no?]
Nurse: I had an emergency down in CCU, I was only gone for a few minutes….
[BTW- I’d just like to add smk does a fine job of following those gender related stereotypes.. if I see a male nurse or a female doctor on smk I’ll keel over in shock! 😦 that and a girl down at the lab 😉 ]
Lee notices the audio tape.. uh oh.
… when I got back, that was on the bed.
[I’m pretty sure it ain’t freddy leaves hollywood or whatever it was.. good to see Francine has no joke this time!]
Francine is fuming.. and takes a deep breath to calm down.. only to gah! see Amanda outside..
At this, we have a view of Amanda doing her gymnastics did she do the high beam in high school? I guess she must have! I really really hope she didn’t do the uneven bars..
Isn’t Lee’s reaction fabulous??!!!
Lee exclaims: Oh my God!
[no oh my gosh for Lee!!!]
Amanda has no fear!!
Lee calls out: Amanda!
[Stupid shadow on their faces!!! oh hey Lee.. LOL.. umm maybe distracting her while she’s balancing isn’t such a good idea! she might end up with a lower score from judge three..LOL I’m guessing that would be the nurse. Love how Lee and Francine’s line of vision is all so completely wrong here!]
Amanda: Leeeeeeee!!! You missed the cartwheel!!!
Ohhhh my …that is my vote for funniest line of the episode! just fabulous!!!! the images it conjures up are hilarious!!!
Lee: whoa whoa- Amanda. Don’t move.
At this, Amanda exclaims: Ohhhhh!!! Of course I can move! Watch this!
Cue the silly music.. LOL! I do wish we saw what was going on in Amanda’s head here.. why do I picture her in her cheerleader’s uniform and pigtails??!!
BTW- Check out the script for this little moment.. they’ve been very ambitious with Amanda’s abilities! but.. loved the idea of other patients clapping her efforts!
Francine to Lee: I think I can go out and head her off from the other side.
Lee: yeah, go now!
I find this part hilarious.. at the same time.. having watched OOADP right before this episode gives me a new perspective – Only last week, Lee saw what dead Amanda looks like squashed on the earth, having fallen from a great height.. and here again is Amanda at risk of falling to her death.. do you think this suggests this episode comes before OOADP?? Is there any reason why not?? Hmm sorry I’m getting distracted in the middle of the funny scene!
LOL at the Amanda stunt woman with the bad err even worse hair!!! Did the stunt woman really do that?? Is that a trick?
Whooo out comes Francine on to the balcony – is that a lovely view of LA behind her?? and there are no trees.. hmm does she have to walk around the corner to look at Amanda? it looks like she’s looking at her?? weird!!
Anyone make out the Hollywood sign??!! I really want to see it!!! tee heee..
Lee makes his way on to the balcony too..
cue the suspenseful music! I think I don’t feel so bad for Lee here because- he can help Amanda here! whereas before he couldn’t!
LOL those high kicks of Amanda’s look like a Nazi march- stomp! tee hee.. Hey that lattice Francine is standing next to is on the next level up! weird!!
In the wide shot we can see Lee hold his hand out and motion to Amanda to come to him.
Francine gets closer.. but Amanda moves away.. hmm maybe that’s not a split screen- eek!
Amanda stops and faces the huge drop down to the ground..: did you ever think that the reason we can’t fly is just because we’re conditioned to think we can’t?
Lee doesn’t like the sounds of this! flying??
Lee: Oh no!!!
Hurry Lee!!! Amanda is starting to sound like a behaviourist a little psych humour.. seems the writer of this episode knows their psychology – and now inserts a little conditioning into the psychoanalytic mix of the drugs, dreams and Amanda’s unconscious! I get a kick out of this
Sorry! I’m getting distracted by psych theory.. Lee can see he needs to hurry up and make a move here- or Amanda is going to try flying and see if she gets punished or rewarded.. (ahem. I’d go with punished )
Lee and Francine share a silent look – now is the time to act! [Now Francine has a tree behind her! weird!]
Amanda: I’ve always believed that you can do anything that you want to do if you want to do it badly enough and you put your mind to it and that the only thing that limits our abilities is our negative- ahh!!.
Guess this is either the Disney theory of success, or hmm maybe the power of positive thinking take your pick.. [Hakuna Matata Amanda!]
No Hakuna Matata now.. Amanda starts flapping her arms around: Ohh!! ahhhh!!! screams and finishes her sentence ..Attitude!!! Right when she was about to have a go flying..
But Lee grabs her just in time.. Instead Amanda can fly in his arms [lucky gal..Oh hey.. looks like I was wrong about the punishment and Amanda’s gotten a reward!!! Try to fly?? =cuddles with Lee Once again, Amanda’s not with it enough to enjoy it!! still.. at least my heart isn’t breaking for them here! I can enjoy it I bet this is weird for Lee.. most women would probably only be not ‘with it’ after he’s grabbed them! not before and during teehee! ]
Whoa Amanda really knocks the wind out of Lee falling back like that against the wall..but he isn’t letting go of her for anything awhh. Love how he looks so relieved, and she is off with the pixies.. so much fun, KJ must have had a fab time filming this ep! Man I wish I could see the outtakes!!
I guess the jolt here has shocked Amanda out of her Disney dreams of flying (you need Peter Pan for that Amanda!)..
She turns to Lee: What happened?
Amanda’s unimpressed that she isn’t currently flying I think..
Lee starts moving her inside: Can we take this discussion inside please.
[I prefer the way Lee got her inside in the script- very sweet.. want to transcribe it and discuss it? feel free! I’m short on time so I’ll pass]
Lee: Francine you better take her back to agency.
LOL are those trees there to stop us seeing the capital building or the hollywood sign?? Ohh no fun!!!
The scene ends there..
What does this scene reveal about Amanda’s unconscious? Hmmm.. well I guess I could suggest a little of that Amanda-optimistic attitude is showing.. you know the one where she refuses to think negatively and give up.. and she actually takes risks.. funny.. when I think of Amanda I don’t think of her being a risk taker – but.. she probably is! What do you think?
To have gotten as far as she has.. taking the package and trying to give it to the man in the red hat.. never staying in the car.. tee heee.. What do you think?
I’ll finish up for the moment… I think this episode could be a record.. we’re 27 minutes in and it’s the end of post 10! LOL!!! As always, I’d love to hear what you think!!!